No, but everything is relative and to her, 50k might be nothing. I might pay something for a pet I thought had the perfect attributes but 50 g's sure wouldn't be an option for me. I don't care if the thing could sing The Yellow Rose of Texas in 17 languages!
I seen an interveiw this mornning with her. They asked her about spending 50g on the cat and she replied thats what she wanted to do with her money and she doesn't drive a big fancy car...........OK so that justifies spending 50g on a cloned cat.
Actually, she probably just really loved her cat and apparently had more money than she knew what to do with.
My father-in-law had a coon dog one time that died and he wanted to have it mounted, though it looks so bad when he died that he decided to not have it done.
I have an 18+ year old kitty just diagnosed with cancer that I dearly love and would love to see her taken better care of, though with her age and the expense's I would incur to have her treated it's not feasible or practical. I guess I'll just care for her the best I can until she either dies or if she starts acting like she's in pain I guess I'll have to put her under.
Folks can really get attached to there pets I know I do. I guess If a feller had more money then he knew what to do with who knows. Talking about mounting pets I knew a taxidermist over in Ocala that was gettig ready to do a big money stud horse. The owners were going to have a full body mount done and put him in his stall.
I know someone who had a hog dog mounted after it was killed by a large boar hog. They shot the boar, had it mounted and added the dog along with it.
Also know of a lady who took a cat to the taxidermist to be mounted. I don't think I could do that to a pet.
Cloning is one scary business altogether!!